In this world, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough hours in a day to get everything done, let alone focus on self-care. But the truth is that if we spend more time on self-care, our lives will feel better, and in turn, we will be better to our families, friends and complete more.
If you’re like most people, you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before the day slips away from you. You’re constantly on the go, barely catching a breath, living a life of self-imposed expectations that are downright exhausting! Right! We all know that feeling.
In Today’s dynamic world, it’s tough to take a break and not feel anxious that something is not getting done. But the truth is, taking a break and recharging will help you be a better person to yourself and others, and you’ll be able to accomplish more of your goals.
Just 15 minutes of “me time” will help to reduce stress, improve mental health, improve creativity, and increase productivity. It’s everything you’re looking for now without taking a break, so you have nothing to lose by taking one.
Go ahead and brew a pot of coffee, or turn on the kettle. You are going to need it for this short but exciting pause in your day!
Cozy Up With Your Favorite Book
Why not spend some time getting cozy with your favorite book, coffee mug, and all? There are so many benefits to reading for just 15 minutes. Not only is it calming and refreshing, but it also helps you keep up with what’s happening in the world.
Can’t get into reading? Can’t focus over every thought in your head? Well, just take a deep breath. And while you’re at it, practice breathing for 10 minutes!
If you’re looking for something other than reading and breathing exercises, enjoy a snack instead, like biscotti! Just one bite out of an incredibly delicious biscotti, and you’ll think twice before passing up on biscotti time ever again!
Studies show that when we care for ourselves, our loved ones and the world around us benefit from it. So whether you cozy up with your favorite book, practice deep breathing, or enjoy biscotti time, just 15-minutes a day of it could make you a lot happier.
You deserve a break!
source: Psychology Today